Countess Markievicz ‘Surrey House’ Letter Easter Rising IRA IRB Suffragette For Sale
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Countess Markievicz ‘Surrey House’ Letter Easter Rising IRA IRB Suffragette:
Your opportunity to own an original handwritten Countess (Constance) Markievicz 2 page letter, written at the Surrey house and signed. The Surrey house was in use by her and Michael Collins around the time of the Rising to train soldiers to fight the British occupying forces and played a huge role in the independence of the Republic of Ireland. In the letter she advises the recipient not to write her name in Gaelic in any correspondence with her and goes on to say “it is very difficult for a girl to find work that will pay her enough to keep her alive”. An early suffragette, Constance went on to become the first female MP. Not many letters of hers exist. This is truly an amazing piece of history. The letter is 2 pages (one sheet, front and back). I had the letter taken to the premier gallery where I am located in Cleveland, Ohio (The Bonfoey Gallery) where the letter was professionally duplicated for display purposes and framed using the highest quality materials. The left side is the duplicated front and the right side is the back of the actual letter where it is signed by Constance. It was easiest for display this way so you can see both sides of the letter framed without doing a 2 sided frame. Guaranteed authentic, I have sent high resolution scans to Whyte’s of Dublin where they wanted to put this piece in their 100th anniversary of the Rising sale. I did not want to pay the high commission fee and deal with an international sale so I kept it. This letter was recently found in Eamonn O’Dwyer’s personal scrapbook / diary that he penned while imprisoned in the 1910’s and 20’s. Eamonn was a lieutenant in the IRB and had a lengthy testimony in the 1950’s during Ireland’s commission on the Rising which can be found online. I also am selling a letter by Padraig Pearse which was also found in the diary which is also listed here on .
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